CainIV - 6:05 am on Jul 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
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Pull all inbound links from any competitors from the top 3 inbound link metric tools. Reduce duplicates. Amalgamate results. Run using a simple api script through metrics tools for age, relevancy, pr and other metrics. Sort by strength.
Develop a diverse strategy using queries based on matching company resources. Very Garrett French-esque.
Plan the profile build in advance. In detail. Triple check plan in regards to rate and anchor text variations.
Study % of inbound links to brand name for top ten competitors.
Hire a part time phone person to do outbound calls and write scripts.
Hire a good writer. Allocate $1000 a month to super duper highest quality content.
Use a simple script to mine google for any and all related keywords to your product vertical that relate to blogs. Link bait your content using the phone person
What would Google see as the ideal inbound link profile for a naturally dominant brand in your sector(s)
In terms of specific links I would utilize the funds to develop:
Full local profile links, and even small game "link-less" citations. Match your inbound rate/ profile plan to the exact business name in your profiles. Use the full business name, address and local phone number in the footer of all pages of the website. Spill the business name and phone number any and everywhere relevant.
Paid authority directories. I believe there are truly only 9 of these. Give or take.
Civic and local chamber of commerce links
Links from Manufacturers
Guest post and similar type links so long as they are unmarked
One wave of press releases only
Contextual links from blogs via contests and link bait / viral
Intelligent comment links on relevant websites
Social media links via those accounts
Hope this helps...